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CPAP 101 by Sound Sleep Health

October 21st, 2010

http://www.SoundSleepHealth.com
How to use a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine for those with Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. Presented by Sound Sleep Health.

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Dead-tired.eu

October 13th, 2010

Visit www.dead-tired.eu and learn more about the effects of a 60 hour workweek.

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Living with Sleep Apnea – part 1

September 18th, 2010

Courtesy of http://www.healthstand.net – Patients talk about diagnosis and living with Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea is best described as a sleep disorder characterised by having one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Sleep apnea is diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram, or a “sleep study”.

There are three distinct forms of sleep apnea: central, obstructive, and complex (i.e., a combination of central and obstructive) constituting 0.4%, 84% and 15% of cases respectively. Breathing is interrupted by the lack of respiratory effort in central sleep apnea; in obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is interrupted by a physical block to airflow despite respiratory effort. In complex (or “mixed”) sleep apnea, there is a transition from central to obstructive features during the events themselves.

Regardless of type, the individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening. Sleep apnea is recognized as a problem by others witnessing the individual during episodes or is suspected because of its effects on the body (sequelae). Symptoms may be present for years (or even decades) without identification, during which time the sufferer may become conditioned to the daytime sleepiness and fatigue associated with significant levels of sleep disturbance.

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Sleep Apnea and Snoring, the symptoms and treatments

August 29th, 2010

Leading Dental Sleep Medicine Docotr explains Sleep Apnea and Snoring, and the Dental Treatments Available to easily remedy both

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea non-surgical Treatments and cures

July 3rd, 2010

Dr. Brock Rondeau discuss devastating effects of Sleep Apnea and Snoring on life and Health. Also how it directly effects both adults and children…part 2 in a continuing series.

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Why is Sleep Apnea a Serious Health Concern?

June 14th, 2010

Washington Hospital Center’s Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon Ziad Ali, DMD, MD and Otolaryngologist Stanley Chia, MD discuss the health implications of sleep apnea and why it’s so underdiagnosed. (http://www.WHCenter.org)

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Dead Tired – The documentary

March 13th, 2010

A must see for all those who sleep less than 8 hours.
The 2 hour mini series is available on our website: http://www.mindfulmedia.com.au

This 2-part documentary will be the first to reveal the cutting edge science behind why most of us
are sleep deprived and the dramatic effect that it is having on both our bodies and our lives. The
documentary highlights the frightening reality that tiredness is now an unsuspecting killer that is
spreading like a pandemic through todays 24/7 activity-driven society.

Episode 1: Awake is the new sleep.

This episode investigates how sleep deprivation causes sickness and death in todays society. The
documentary examines the cutting edge science that proves tiredness impairs performance,
affects our mind and damages the body. The episode follows a unique scientific experiment where
we observe in real time what happens to a healthy 25-year old when he cuts back his sleep from 8
to 3 hours a night for one week. We witness how the subject becomes psychotic, dreams whilst
awake and drives a car while fast asleep!

Episode 2: Planet Insomnia

This episode investigates the causes, consequences and cures for insomnia which is now the
worlds most common medical disorder. The second episode features 4 personal stories of people
suffering from insomnia which includes an Australian woman who cured her insomnia with yoga,
and an American sleep doctor who attempts to cure the insomnia of a depressed suicidal
teenager. The episode also shows how an innovative American trucking company cured the sleep
problems of its 675 drivers and the amazing story of how an Australian woman broke into her ex-
boyfriends house and acted bizarrely after taking a sleeping pill.

Dead Tired was shot in Australia, America, Canada and England and follows the personal stories of
those affected by insomnia or sleep deprivation, and the medical discoveries of professionals who
are trying to cure them and others of this potentially fatal disorder.

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CPAP alternatives for Sleep Apnea and Snoring

February 14th, 2010

Orange Coubty Dental Sleep Medicine Dentist explains how simple dental mouth pieces can stop snoring and help sleep apnea

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Sleep Apnea, Alternate to CPAP

January 29th, 2010

Would you like to learn about an alternative to CPAP. An oral appliance might just be your answer. Watch to learn more or visit www.georgiasleep.com

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Sleep Apnea 2: Sleep Lab (Part 1)

December 15th, 2009

Getting prepped by Vlad, the scoring technician, at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center Sleep Lab for a sleep study to evaluate my apnea and titrate a cpap treatment.

Special thanks to Vlad for participating in the video. When my camera battery died, he let me borrow his (he has the same camera) and changed memory cards and setup shots. And, he is natural on camera – A star is born!

Also thanks to him and the other techs at NY Hospital Sleep Center for their humanity and competence.

Music by Kevin MacLeod
www.incompetech.com

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